Elvis Presley and Hal Wallis on the set of 'Roustabout', 1964. | Hal Wallis :"Going into the army certainly changed Elvis,he had become more mature because being in the army was unlike anything he'd known before . His sense of humour also developed along with his career as a soldier." - See more at: http://movies.elvispresley.com.au/hal_wallis_and_elvis_presley.shtml#sthash.gqbUYSuG.dpuf
A rare behind the scenes shot of Elvis talking to Producer Hal Wallis. 1960 | When Elvis returned from the army in 1960, Hal Wallis was waiting with a new four-year contract that he had prepared. In addition to making four pictures for Wallis, Elvis would also be allowed to do two outside pictures the first year, one each in the second and third years, and two in the fourth. : http://movies.elvispresley.com
Blue Hawaii was the first of three Elvis films to be shot in Hawaii, followed by Girls! Girls! Girls! in 1962 and Paradise, Hawaiian Style in 1965. Producer Hal B. Wallis was keen to put Presley into a film that showed how the army affected a man.
A portrait of Edward VIII, the eldest son of George V born in Richmond, Surrey. Picture shows him wearing uniform when he was in the Navy (in World War I) and the Army. He succeeded his father (20th January1936), but abdicated (11th December) on account of general disapprobation of his proposed marriage to Mrs Wallis Simpson.
"King Creole" Carolyn Jones and Elvis Presley - "For those who appreciate film noir, the textures of bitter dames and lost loves, mistakes made and heartless thugs are all finely woven in King Creole. Little wonder that it was whatshisname’s favorite film."